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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2666–2668

Beam quality of partially polarized beams propagating through lenslike birefringent elements

G. Piquero, J. M. Movilla, P. M. Mejı́as, and R. Martı́nez-Herrero  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 2666-2668 (1999)

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Changes generated by lenslike birefringent elements on the beam-quality parameter of partially polarized beams are investigated. Analytical expressions for the beam-quality gain at the output of such systems are given in terms of the second-order intensity moments of the field. Explicit conditions to improve and optimize the beam-quality parameter after propagation through these birefringent transmittances are also shown.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers

Original Manuscript: March 17, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 1999
Published: November 1, 1999

G. Piquero, J. M. Movilla, P. M. Mejı́as, and R. Martı́nez-Herrero, "Beam quality of partially polarized beams propagating through lenslike birefringent elements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2666-2668 (1999)

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